Kindergarten is in full swing! It’s exciting and crazy and worrisome all combined. I know every other mom knows what I’m talking about. I do feel like preschool prepared me for this, since it really isn’t much different from last year. There were no tears from this mom. It’s only half day, and let’s face it, I knew I was going to love those quiet afternoons again, but it’s definitely bittersweet. They look and act so much older to me lately, and the little changes in our routine because of that at home get to me more than them just walking into a new school and sitting at a new desk. It’s always been hard to see them grow up so fast, and all at the same time. But I’m so happy to live in a place with great school and loving teachers, and so close by!
The first day was a little getting to know you meeting, just for the kids. So we took them in and found their desks. They were thrilled to find their names around the room. They were a little confused that it wasn’t their school from last year, the only school they’ve ever known. But they have always been quick to adapt, and I knew the confusion would wear off fast. The next day was a regular day and we jumped into the routine like we hadn’t skipped a beat.
There have been ups and downs as they adjust to this schedule again. I have noticed that the expectations are different than preschool, and they really expect a lot from these kids (mostly the appropriate amount), and while that was also true for preschool, it’s different somehow. My kids are the youngest in their class, a whole year younger than some classmates. I know they’re fine and will adjust well, it can just be tricky in the beginning with emotions and things. Bennett in particular took the first few days pretty hard. Such a tender-hearted, easily overwhelmed boy. But he’s definitely shown improvement, and I’m not worried. I’m proud of them all, and love what they’ve reported so far. I’m not the biggest fan of nightly homework, but KC does most of that with them and they actually really love it.
I love that they love to learn, and I’m looking forward what this year brings. I can’t believe my tiny babies have grown so fast, but I couldn’t be happier with who they’ve become.
Here’s to to 2014-2015 school year!